Our attention has been drawn to the meeting presided over by Charles Oputa also known as Charly Boy Oputa and the chairman of Owerri Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, Mr. Lawrence Nwakaeti on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Bar Centre, High Court Premises Owerri and the publications on the outcome of the meeting.

And we want to respond by first alluding that, Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy was recruited since 2014 by opponents of the Rescue Mission Government in the state, against Governor Rochas Okorocha and the All Progressives Congress, APC and he used the late father’s burial service in Oguta to launch his war against the governor after he had collected money from the government for the same father’s burial, and he has continued the unprovoked and unwarranted war.

The governor did the road to Oputa’s house, built a Court Complex named after the Late Jurist, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa and gave money for his burial, which Charly Boy personally came to Government House to collect. But before the burial, they told him that the Former President had directed that he should not allow Governor Okorocha to talk at the burial service not minding that protocol demanded that the governor should talk.

Acting on the script given to him, Charly Boy snatched the microphone from a sitting governor, who came to honour his late father and who also gave money for the burial and he did that to satisfy Governor Okorocha’s opponents and see whether that could help them in the 2015 election, and uptil now, Charly Boy has not cared to apologize to the governor inspite of the general outcry his action attracted then.

And he has continued the war, with his coming to Owerri weekend to insult Governor Okorocha as part of the script. He deceived some notable Human Rights people like Prof. Chidi Odinkalu into coming to Owerri over the relocation of Ekeukwu Market without such innocent figures knowing he was recruited since 2014 against Governor Okorocha. He looks for every opportunity to malign the governor.

He has also been recruited this year against President Mohammadu Buhari. And to carry out the assignment, he came up with the so called “OUR MUMDONDO”. He was calling for the resignation of President Buhari because he was sick as if Buhari is the first President to be sick in the country.

It is also important to ask Charly Boy where he was for the sixteen years the previous administrations mismanaged the fortunes of this country? And they have so greatly empowered him that today, he moves in lengthy convoy with not less than fifteen assorted Jeeps with avalanche of security aides who look overfed.

The State Government has consistently said that the relocation of Ekeukwu Market has nothing to do with the death of the ten-year old boy. The demolition was at Douglas Road and the boy died at Mbaise Road by Wetheral Road, and nobody has proved us wrong over this claim.

We have also claimed that the boy must have died following the clash between some hoodlums and cultists who clashed that day around the area the boy died while they were going to Ama-Hausa to loot, after they had been prevented from looting around the relocated Ekeukwu Market.

Infact anybody who is sincere in finding out what killed the boy or how he died would have insisted on independent autopsy outside what the government and the Police are already doing. But because they know the truth, they have not shown interest in finding out where and how the boy died. They have rather preferred using the issue as blackmail tool.

All that Governor Okorocha is doing in the state is in the overall interest of the state and her people. He is not doing it for himself. The people are happy except the few elite who are obviously envious of the achievements of the Ogboko Ideato South born governor.

And for the Owerri NBA Chairman Mr. Nwakaeti, the governor ignored the issues raised by some members of the association against him when he was running to be elected chairman. The information came that he is a member of APGA in Anambra State where he comes from and may not see anything good in the Governor and the Rescue Mission Government he presides over. And since he became chairman, there is no week that passes without his attacking or abusing the government and the governor.

Sam Onwuemeodo

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.


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